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adjective reg·u·lar \ˈre-gyə-lər, ˈre-g(ə-)lər also ˈrā-\

Simple Definition of regular

  • : happening over and over again at the same time or in the same way : occurring every day, week, month, etc.

  • : happening at times that are equally separated

  • : happening or done very often

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of regular

  1. 1 :  belonging to a religious order

  2. 2 a :  formed, built, arranged, or ordered according to some established rule, law, principle, or type b (1) :  both equilateral and equiangular <a regular polygon> (2) :  having faces that are congruent regular polygons and all the polyhedral angles congruent <a regular polyhedron> c of a flower :  having the arrangement of floral parts exhibiting radial symmetry with members of the same whorl similar in form

  3. 3 a :  orderly, methodical <regular habits> b :  recurring, attending, or functioning at fixed, uniform, or normal intervals <a regular income> <a regular churchgoer> <regular bowel movements>

  4. 4 a :  constituted, conducted, scheduled, or done in conformity with established or prescribed usages, rules, or discipline b :  normal, standard: as (1) :  absolute, complete <a regular fool> <the office seemed like a regular madhouse> (2) :  thinking or behaving in an acceptable, normal, or agreeable manner <was a regular guy> c (1) :  conforming to the normal or usual manner of inflection (2) :  weak 7 d of a postage stamp :  issued in large numbers over a long period for general use in prepayment of postage

  5. 5 :  of, relating to, or constituting the permanent standing military force of a state <the regular army> <regular soldiers>

Examples of regular in a sentence

  1. Most days she follows a regular routine.

  2. The town holds regular meetings.

  3. five regular payments of $100

  4. We made regular use of the pool.

  5. Getting regular exercise is important.

  6. Exercise has become a regular part of my lifestyle.

  7. He is a regular contributor to the magazine.

  8. The seedlings were planted in regular rows.

  9. The wallpaper has a regular pattern of stripes.

Origin and Etymology of regular

Middle English reguler, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin regularis regular, from Latin, of a bar, from regula rule — more at rule

First Known Use: 14th century

Synonym Discussion of regular

regular, normal, typical, natural mean being of the sort or kind that is expected as usual, ordinary, or average. regular stresses conformity to a rule, standard, or pattern <the club's regular monthly meeting>. normal implies lack of deviation from what has been discovered or established as the most usual or expected <normal behavior for a two-year-old>. typical implies showing all important traits of a type, class, or group and may suggest lack of strong individuality <a typical small town>. natural applies to what conforms to a thing's essential nature, function, or mode of being <the natural love of a mother for her child>.



noun reg·u·lar

Simple Definition of regular

  • : someone who goes somewhere very often

  • : someone who often or usually performs, plays, etc.

  • : something that is average or usual in quality or size

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of regular

  1. 1 :  one who is regular: as a :  one of the regular clergy b :  a soldier in a regular army c :  one who can be trusted or depended on <a party regular> d :  a player on an athletic team who usually starts every game e :  one who is usually present or participating; especially :  a long-standing regular customer

  2. 2 :  something of average or medium size; especially :  a clothing size designed to fit a person of average height

Examples of regular in a sentence

  1. They are regulars at the bar.

  2. He is a regular on the television show.

  3. the regulars on a baseball team

  4. What kind of gas do you put in your car? I use regular.

  5. We'll have one large soda and two regulars.

15th Century

First Known Use of regular

15th century

REGULAR Defined for Kids


adjective reg·u·lar \ˈre-gyə-lər\

Definition of regular for Students

  1. 1 :  steady in practice or occurrence :  happening on or as if on a schedule <a regular routine> <The club holds regular meetings.>

  2. 2 :  following established usages or rules <regular procedures>

  3. 3 :  1normal 1 <Practice will be at the regular time.> <The regular price is $15.>

  4. 4 :  following the usual manner of inflection <“Talk” is a regular verb, but “say” is not.>

  5. 5 :  having all sides equal and all angles equal <a regular polygon>



Medical Dictionary


adjective reg·u·lar \ˈreg-yə-lər\

Medical Definition of regular

  1. 1:  having or constituting an isometric system <regular crystals>

  2. 2:  conforming to what is usual or normal: asa:  recurring or functioning at fixed or normal intervals <regular bowel movements>b:  having menstrual periods or bowel movements at normal intervals



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